55 Baker Street / Make Architects

55 Baker Street / Make Architects

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  • Architects: Make Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  75000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2008
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Schollglas

Text description provided by the architects. This radical renovation of a 1950s office building transforms the site into an important new urban amenity. While providing an exceptional range of flexible and highly efficient office spaces, the scheme enhances activity at street level by offering an enriched mix of uses and introducing a substantial new public space to the streetscape.

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Three glass infills or ‘masks’ span the voids between existing blocks to create a new facade for the building, with the central glazed section enclosing a seven-storey atrium which is open to the public. The ground floor of the building has been entirely re-clad and devoted to retail units, cafes and restaurants. At the rear of the building, a new development of 23 houses offers affordable, key worker and private accommodation.

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In addition to the cost savings represented by retaining and refurbishing the existing building, the scheme has been designed to minimise environmental impact and optimise energy efficiency and has achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’.

55 Baker Street / Make Architects - Facade
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Address:London, England

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Cite: "55 Baker Street / Make Architects" 07 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/200378/55-baker-street-make-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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